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« on: March 03, 2010 07:33:20 PM »

Back a while ago, I saw an absolutely beautiful afghan created for a baby (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=239095). The pattern was called "Twirling Pinwheels."
From that point on, I was on a mission to find this beautiful pattern and attempt it, regardless of warnings that I may lose my mind in the effort.

Eventually, I did find that pattern, and made my own beautiful afghan, which I promptly gifted to friends that were expecting a baby girl (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=262225.msg2940939#msg2940939). They loved it, and really appreciated all the work that went into the making of such a gift.
My biggest regret? Making it with variegated yarn. Although the blanket was quite lovely, the swirly pattern was lost in the confusion of colour.

I have wanted an excuse to revisit that pattern ever since. When my teacher informed our class that she was nearly five months pregnant, I knew this was my chance. One of my classmates is a fellow crafter, so we went yarn shopping: she wanted to make a sweater and I wanted to attempt that blanket again!
Although the original pattern called for a worsted weight yarn that would create 52 individual hexagon motifs that then must be sewn together to create the whole, I opted for a much bulkier yarn and made a meager 22 motifs, to create it on a larger scale.
In my first attempt, I trimmed the entire blanket it reverse hdc; this time I created a dc/ch ladder work trim, which I wove a teal double-faced satin ribbon with a metalic strip up the middle and a opaque teal on the other half, then tied little bows in the corners. I just finished stitching those down so they don't come untied in the wash tonight, took some pictures, packaged it up, and will be handing it to her tomorrow on our last class before she leaves on a year's maternity leave.

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« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2010 07:41:12 PM »

wow.  that's super awesome!  i really like it in the solid color, it shows off the pattern really well. 

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« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2010 08:27:49 PM »

That looks really nice! I like it better than your other one, too. I like the color combination and I think it looks really nice with the thicker yarn and larger motif size.
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« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2010 08:35:45 PM »

nice work.  i would like the pattern please!! i would like to make myself a blanket for my bed.  thanks in advance!! Grin


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« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2010 08:58:54 PM »

that is a beautiful design, great job, it is awesome.

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« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2010 02:05:56 AM »

wow, its beautiful. do you mind sharing the pattern? i'd love to try it Smiley)

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« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2010 04:34:05 AM »

Glad you all like it Smiley Hopefully my teacher will too!
Thanks for the awesome feedback Smiley

The pattern is from "Our Best Baby Afghans" by Leisure Arts
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« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2010 05:16:50 AM »

Kudos! That is an awesome afghan! Your teacher is very lucky! Cheesy

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« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2010 07:04:43 AM »

Gorgeous!  I've been wanting to find that pattern too  Smiley  The colors you chose look great together, your teacher is gonna love it!
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« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2010 10:53:43 AM »

Oh its absolutely beautiful. 


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